I had an Englander 28-3500 at our old house that was tied into the ductwork that we primarily heated the house with for about 8 years. We bought a new house, rented the old one, and the Englander sat in the basement (tenants were not using it). We finally sold the house, but the new owners do not want it, so I'm going to pull it out of there this weekend, the question is what to do with it now. We moved to a 150 year old farmhouse with no ductwork (hydronic baseboard heat, no AC), so I'm thinking about putting the Englander in the basement and simply dumping the heat directly into the basement. The basement is not finishable and is strictly storage, (rubblestone walls, partial dirt floor, etc...) so I don't care how hot it gets down there. Obviously I'm going to get some heat loss as its an old house and not particularly well sealed, but there is a fair amount of insulation stuffed around the rim joists. Would I see an appreciable amount of heat making it to the first floor? Would it be worth putting grates in the floors to assist in allowing heated air to rise?